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home hardware truck drivers support special olympics athletes

Home Hardware Truck Drivers Support Special Olympics Athletes in World’s Largest Truck Convoy

St. Jacobs, ON, October 4, 2017 - Eleven truck drivers from Home Hardware Stores Limited recently participated in the Special Olympics Truck Convoy held this fall in Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada.

The World's Largest Truck Convoy is in support of the Special Olympics. It is a unique one-day event where police escort a
convoy of trucks through designated areas. Home Hardware truck drivers participated in two convoys. The first convoy meet in Paris, ON and were escorted on a pre-determined route before returning to the Paris fairgrounds. The second convoy began in Shearwater, NS and travelled through Dartmouth, Cole Harbour and Eastern Passage before returning back to Shearwater. In total, the World's Largest Truck Convoy event raised $130,000.
"I could not be more proud of our professional drivers," says Dennis Shantz, Director of Fleet Services, Home Hardware Stores Limited. "As a leader in the trucking industry, I am thrilled to acknowledge our drivers in their efforts of supporting the Special Olympics."

Home Hardware Stores Limited takes its commitment to safety very seriously. All of Home's drivers receive Defensive Driver training and Transportation of Dangerous Goods training every three years. The company also offers a Safe Driving Awards program as well as a bonus program to reward good driving.

Home Hardware's fleet of 140 power units and over 500 trailers travel across Canada delivering products to close to 1,100 stores, covering approximately 18 million kilometres a year. The fleet is based at the company's four distribution centres in St. Jacobs and Elmira, Ontario, Debert, Nova Scotia and Wetaskiwin, Alberta.

About Home Hardware Stores Limited
Home Hardware Stores Limited is Canada's largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials, and furniture home improvement retailer with close to 1,100 stores under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners with annual retail sales of over $6 billion. Founded in 1964 in rural St. Jacobs, Ontario, Home Hardware remains 100% Canadian owned and operated. Through the Home Hardware network, Dealer-Owners have access to 100,000 quality, brand name and private label products, a state-of-the-art distribution system and extensive marketing and training programs. Offering a mix of tradition and innovation, Home Hardware Stores Limited has received designation as one of Canada's Best Brands and Best Managed Companies and is committed to helping Canadians with all of their project needs. More information about the company is available at homehardware.ca.

For more information please contact:
Carly Verhoeven, Public Relations Coordinator, Home Hardware Stores Limited, 519-664-2252 ext. 6676 or

Jessica Kuepfer, Public Relations Manager, Home Hardware Stores Limited at 519-664-4612 or